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Katharine Hepburn

Via: Retrogasm

http://retrogasm.tumblr.com/post/8750991384/katharine-hupburn-700-photos-added-to-my

Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003) was an American actress of film, stage, and television. Raised in Connecticut by wealthy parents, Hepburn turned to acting after graduation. Favorable reviews of her work on stage in 1932 brought her to the notice of Hollywood. After a few early film successes, including her first Academy Award, for Morning Glory, Hepburn endured a string of flops, which led to her being voted “box office poison”. She arranged with playwright Philip Barry to write a play with her in mind, one that smoothed over her prickly public image. This play, The Philadelphia Story, turned out to be a huge success on Broadway. Securing the film rights for herself with the help of Howard Hughes, Hepburn sold them to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on the condition that she reprise her leading role as Tracy Lord. The hit film adaptation revived herflagging career.

Throughout her six-decade career, Hepburn co-starred with screen legends including Cary Grant (Bringing Up Baby, Holiday, The Philadelphia Story), Humphrey Bogart (The African Queen), John Wayne (Rooster Cogburn), Laurence Olivier (Love Among the Ruins) and Henry Fonda (On Golden Pond).

Her most successful pairing was with Spencer Tracy, with whom she made a string of hit pictures, starting with 1942’s Woman of the Year. The last of their nine films together was Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967), which was completed shortly before Tracy’s death.

Read more, HERE:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katharine_Hepburn

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Q: My gawd, was she beautiful, or what?

A: There’s no ‘what’ about it, dummy!

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August 15, 2011 Posted by | celebs | , , , | Leave a comment

‘STOP CODDLING the Super-Rich’ – by Warren E. Buffett

Via: NYT

OUR leaders have asked for “shared sacrifice.” But when they did the asking, they spared me. I checked with my mega-rich friends to learn what pain they were expecting. They, too, were left untouched.

While the poor and middle class fight for us in Afghanistan, and while most Americans struggle to make ends meet, we mega-rich continue to get our extraordinary tax breaks. Some of us are investment managers who earn billions from our daily labors but are allowed to classify our income as “carried interest,” thereby getting a bargain 15 percent tax rate.

Others own stock index futures for 10 minutes and have 60 percent of their gain taxed at 15 percent, as if they’d been long-term investors.

These and other blessings are showered upon us by legislators in Washington who feel compelled to protect us, much as if we were spotted owls or some other endangered species. It’s nice to have friends in high places.

Last year my federal tax bill — the income tax I paid, as well as payroll taxes paid by me and on my behalf — was $6,938,744. That sounds like a lot of money. But what I paid was only 17.4 percent of my taxable income — and that’s
actually a lower percentage than was paid by any of the other 20 people in our office. Their tax burdens ranged from 33 percent to 41 percent and averaged 36 percent.

If you make money with money, as some of my super-rich friends do, your percentage may be a bit lower than mine. But if you earn money from a job, your percentage will surely exceed mine — most likely by a lot.

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Please read the rest, HERE:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/15/opinion/stop-coddling-the-super-rich.html?_r=1&smid=tw-nytimesbusiness&seid=auto

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personal thought:

I believe the teabaggers want to reduce the deficit by cutting costs, instead of equalizing the tax burden.

Why do they want to do that?

Because many believe they will, someday, win the POWERBALL.

Fucking, morons!

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Art Frahm

Via: History of Pin-up Art

http://www.all-art.org/pin-up_art1/frahm1.htm

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Art Frahm – wikipedia

Art Frahm (1907–1981) was an American painter of campy pin-up girls and advertising.

Frahm lived in Chicago, and was active from the 1940s to 1960s. Today he is best known for his “ladies in distress” pictures involving beautiful young women whose panties mysteriously flutter to the ground in public situations, often causing them to spill their bag of groceries. In one of Frahm’s noted idiosyncratic touches, celery is often depicted.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Frahm

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Summer in New York

Via: Vintage New York

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Terrific photos, here; check ’em out!

http://vintagenewyork.tumblr.com/

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and meantime:

Hot town summer in the city
Back of my neck getting dirt and gritty
Beendown, isn’t it a pity
Doesn’t seem to be a shadow in the city
All around people looking half dead
Walking on the sidewalk hotter than a match head

But at night it’s a different world
Go out and find a girl
Come on, come on and dance all night
Despite the heat it will be alright
And babe, don’t you know it’s a pity
The days can’t be like the night
In thesummer in the city
In the summer in the city

‘Summer in the City’ – lyrics by Mark Sebastian and Steve Boone (The Loving Spoonful)

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August 15, 2011 Posted by | U.S. Cities | , , , , | Leave a comment